Why Spelling and Grammar Matter Now and Forever
In a study of 1700 online dating sites, 43 percent of users considered bad grammar unattractive while 35 percent thought good grammar was appealing.
Likewise, many companies place a high value on spelling and grammar: if you’re sending out an email with errors, it’s a reflection on their entire organization. And if you don’t bother to spell check an email, how can clients be sure that your company will deliver quality products or services? In this piece, writer John Boitnott lays out six steps to take before pushing “send” on any email. “While it may not seem like a major concern, making even the smallest of mistakes when composing these written messages can have a major impact on our careers since poor writing skills can give colleagues and customers the impression that we’re not really educated or skilled enough to do our jobs properly.”